Harley Quinn has been a fan-favorite villain ever since her debut on "Batman: The Animated Series" all those years ago. It's almost hard to believe that she hasn't been a part of the DC Comics' Universe for longer and she manages to fit in perfectly thanks to her close ties to Poison Ivy and the love of her life: The Joker! Now, Kotobukiya has taken the time to immortalize her in their Bishoujo line of female heroes and villains. We saw art samples of this piece at Toy Fair 2012, and these new production photos only add to the excitement of adding Harley to our Bat-shelf when she's released (for good behavior) in September.
Read on for Harley's wrap sheet and more mug shots of Joker's lethal lady!
DC COMICS HARLEY QUINN BISHOUJO STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s super heroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fan favorite wacky psychologist turned harlequin super villain, HARLEY QUINN! First appearing in Batman: the Animated Series and then the pages of DC Comics, Harleen Quinzel was originally a brilliant doctor working with patients at Arkham Asylum before she was seduced by the “clown prince of crime” and became the Joker’s girlfriend and assistant. Her villainous ways have brought her into conflict with Batman many times over the years, and she’s found a good friend in the similarly deranged Poison Ivy. Because of her mental instability and affinity for hilarity, Quinn frequently employs comically oversized weapons like her favorite giant hammer. Based on an original illustration by Japan’s renowned Shunya Yamashita, Harley appears here for the first time in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style!
Harley Quinn shows off her silly and violent natures as she poses seductively just for you. Perched on her enormous hammer, the sultry psychotic looks adorable in her trademark black, red, and white harlequin costume that hugs all of her curves. Harley’s sculpt is fantastic with careful attention paid to her sexy body, the cloth-like movement of her collar and hood, and the fringes on her wrists. With Quinn's stunning Bishoujo-style face and wonderfully sculpted and painted costume, you won't need to be as crazy as the Joker to want her around.
Constructed of high-quality PVC plastic and standing 10 inches tall (in the ultimate 1/7 scale) on her exclusive hammer base, Harley Quinn was sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi. Display Harley on her own or together with other DC Bishoujo statues like Poison Ivy and Batgirl!
Available September 2012.
For more on Dr. Quinzel or any of Kotobukiya's upcoming femme fatales in their Bishoujo line, be sure to check out their official website!
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